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Dean, College of Pharmacy
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Academic Administrator
Clovis, CA
Position Description
California Health Sciences University (CHSU), a privately funded university, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Pharmacy (College). The Dean is the chief administrative officer and chief academic officer of the College, providing academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the College. This includes responsibility for strategic planning and student recruitment, in addition to advancement of the College’s mission in education, service, scholarship, and research. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Pharmacy will partner closely with faculty and staff within the College as well as with the Dean of Osteopathic Medicine and other leadership across the University. This leader will join CHSU as it continues its growth trajectory in developing doctoral and post-graduate programs to help remedy the shortage of health care services offered in the San Joaquin Valley.

The CHSU College of Pharmacy was established to address the great need for pharmacists in the Central Valley. Admitting its inaugural class in 2014, CHSU offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) and currently has an enrollment of 260 students. The College has six staff and 26 full-time faculty across three departments: Clinical Sciences; Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences; and Social and Economic Sciences. Through its innovative curriculum and team-based learning approach, the College's students learn contemporary pharmacy practice and how to provide primary patient care in collaboration with physicians. The 32,000 square foot College of Pharmacy building includes faculty and staff offices; classrooms; library; student center with ample study areas; and pharmacy practice, compounding, and research labs.

Located in Clovis, California, CHSU benefits from proximity to community health care providers and complementary programs at California State University, Fresno, Fresno Pacific University and UCSF-Fresno, creating venues for inter-institutional collaboration. Construction is currently underway at CHSU's new campus of over 80 acres at the Clovis Research and Technology Park that will support up to 300 faculty and staff and 2,000 students as additional post-graduate colleges are added.

Candidates must have a Pharm.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. We seek candidates with experience with ACPE accreditation, a demonstrated understanding of current and future trends in pharmacy practice and education, inter-professional practice/education, and health care. Experience as a strategic leader who has a clear understanding of what it takes to grow and advance academic programs in a competitive higher education environment is required. The ideal candidate will possess strong financial and management skills with the ability to effectively partner with a broad range of constituents internally and externally. The successful candidate will be a persuasive communicator with strong and highly effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. Documents should be submitted electronically to CHSUDeanPharm@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting CHSU in this recruitment: Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172 or Steve Yamada at 510-420-1370.


The California Health Sciences University is an equal opportunity employer.
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Claudia Teschky or Steve Yamada
Witt/Kieffer
Telephone: 630-575-6172
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